How You Can Help

As a Parent/Carer you can support your child to explore their future plans.

If you aren’t sure what is available, here is information aimed at parents and carers about the opportunities for post-16 education and training, plus FAQs to help you support your child.

Years 8 – 11 

  • Whilst at school encourage your child to talk to careers professionals and teachers about their future career plans
  • Discuss their career ideas, favourite subjects, interests, skills and personal qualities
  • Support them by finding out about options by attending parents’ evenings, school/college open days and career events
  • Talk about expectations and help them to consider back-up plans
  • Support them in exploring options after Year 11 such as 6th form, college, training or apprenticeships
  • Support them in making applications, ensuring they meet any deadlines and attend all their interviews.

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